Clare Boothe Luce, 1903-1987

    The first woman from Connecticut to be elected to US Congress, the first woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad, an author, and a playwright.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Media, Theater & Cinema.


    Sarah Winnemucca, c. 1844-1891

    A Northern Paiute leader, negotiator, lecturer, activist, social reformer, and writer. The first Native American woman to publish a book.
    Category: Religion & Ethnic Culture, Academy & Education, Literature & Poetry.

  • Julie Taymor, 1952

    A film, theater, and opera director, playwright, and costume designer. Best known for her Broadway production of “The Lion King.”
    Category: Theater & Cinema.

  • Sarah Josepha Hale, 1788-1879

    A writer, a poet, an editor, and a women's rights advocate. Known for authoring the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and campaigning for making Thanksgiving a national holiday.
    Category: Literature & Poetry, Activism & Feminism.

  • Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016

    A lawyer, writer, conservative political activist, and political analyst. Best known for campaigning against ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Law.

  • Eve Ensler, 1953

    Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and feminist activist. The founder of the V-Day movement, best known as the writer of the play The Vagina Monologues.
    Category: Literature & Poetry, Theater & Cinema, Activism & Feminism.

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